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Bertha L. Hoffman

Bertha L. Hoffman, 82, of Mt. Vernon died 10:45 p.m. 
Sept. 27, 2004, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital 
in Mt. Vernon. She had worked as a cook in several 
restaurants in the Mt. Vernon area. 

Mrs. Hoffman was born Dec. 12, 1921, in Scheller to 
Benjamin B. and Minnie Belle (Fleming) Laur. She married 
Ralph Kenneth Hoffman Nov. 6, 1944, in El Reno, Okla.; he 
died July 20, 1993. 

Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Old 
Shiloh Cemetery in rural Jefferson County. Shane Merritt 
will officiate. Those attending this service are asked to 
go directly to the cemetery on Thursday. Friends may call 
from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Hoffman is survived by sisters May Wright of Scheller 
and Alma Laur of Scheller; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Laur of 
Scheller; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a stepson, 
Jack Hoffman; and three brothers, Cecil, Ben and an infant brother, 

Mrs. Hoffman attended Mt. Vernon Church of Christ. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Bald Hill Cemetery 
in Scheller and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be 
mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, 
IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey 
Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for obituary information 
at any time.

Date: 1 Oct 2004
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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